Starwood Vacation Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
50 Reviews

3.6
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Starwood Vacation President and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Frits van Paasschen
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Starwood Finance Intern  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Starwood Finance Intern in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Starwood Vacation as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great location, Pay is competitive to industry standard, real assignments that have a lasting impact on company. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities and no full time positions available. But this maybe because its in the timeshare industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Supportive Team/Great Hotels

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starwood Vacation

    Pros

    Great benefits, Properties, Supportive management, great programs to grow

    Cons

    Less Pay, Limited jobs, need more jobs in starwood vacation ownership site

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Off-Site Marketing  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Off-Site Marketing in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Starwood Vacation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent rates on hotels for employees

    Cons

    Working at Starwood
    Inefficient "drop" procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor the training closer. The trainers can be pretentious and misinformed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Be very careful...

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    Former Employee - Vacation Planning Counselor  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Vacation Planning Counselor in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Starwood Vacation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and professional staff, great hotel/resort discounts, good amount of time off.

    Cons

    Required forfeiture of legal rights, some employees are subcontractors, high deductible medical insurance, extremely high turnover rate, micromanaged at all levels, no advancement opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Disappointed Sr. Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Starwood Vacation full-time

    Pros

    My co-workers were great! The company's hotel discounts are beneficial.

    Cons

    The company is way behind on technology. The executives are micromanagers and do not provide work life balance. Health Benefits are horrible! There is no room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade the company's technology. Management needs to implement good policies and procedures and then allow their employees to do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    it was great minus the supervisor

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    Former Employee - Vacation Services Coordinator (VSC)  in  Princeville, HI
    Former Employee - Vacation Services Coordinator (VSC) in Princeville, HI

    I worked at Starwood Vacation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    hours flexibility and unlimited earnings potential

    Cons

    Horrible supervisor, nitpicky about everything from hand writing to directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top performers don't make good supervisors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Ops Intern  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Mortgage Ops Intern in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Starwood Vacation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company, great senior management. They spend time and money on employees to keep them happy.

    Cons

    Small company, but growing. Mortgage Ops is trying out the Intern program and are doing well. Will get better each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great hotels, par company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starwood Vacation full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful hotels and resorts and excellent training.

    Cons

    They pay people only the median of the average between all companies. It doesn't matter if you have tons of experience they will only pay you the average. If you want the best, you pay for the best or the best will go somewhere else. Which I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your company has so much promise. As far as the customers are concerned you are fantastic, but you have a long way to go when it comes to taking care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great job but once it sucks you in it's hard to do anything else

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive

    I worked at Starwood Vacation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Time off, money, fun talking about vacations all day, travel perks

    Cons

    Telling people you sell timeshare,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build new resorts in new locations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It could have been better

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starwood Vacation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people were very nice to work with.

    Cons

    The upper management was questionable in their practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

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